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As British voters cool on Brexit, UK softens tone towards EU

Nov. 20, 2022 10:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Sunday denied a report that it is seeking a “Swiss-style” relationship with the European Union that would remove many of the economic barriers erected by Brexit — even as it tries to improve ties with the bloc after years of acrimony. ...

EXPLAINER: Why the British public is not choosing its leader

Oct. 22, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Observers of Britain’s governing structure can be forgiven for scratching their heads in recent weeks as they watch the country reel through a succession of prime ministers without holding an election. While the opposition Labour Party is demanding an election, the governing...

Tory troubles: A brief timeline of UK political upheavals

Oct. 20, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It is a British cliché that a week is a long time in politics. Liz Truss proved it true on Thursday when she became the shortest-serving British prime minister in history. In a matter of days, her U-turn on economic plans that made global markets jittery and the resignations of key...

Liz Truss promised UK a shakeup — but was forced out instead

Oct. 20, 2022 22:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Liz Truss became prime minister on a promise to open a new era of growth by shaking up Britain's economy. But the tumult that resulted was not exactly what she had in mind: Markets recoiled, the pound currency dived, her party revolted — and, in the end, she announced her...

UK Treasury chief in position of power as PM Truss struggles

Oct. 17, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As British Prime Minister Liz Truss struggles to retain her authority, one man is seen to be in the real position of power to restore order and credibility to the Conservative government and limit the damage caused by Truss’ economic plans. Jeremy Hunt, named...

UK leader Liz Truss goes from triumph to trouble in 6 weeks

Oct. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Liz Truss was running to lead Britain this summer, an ally predicted her first weeks in office would be turbulent. But few were prepared for the scale of the sound and fury -– least of all Truss herself. In just six weeks, the prime minister’s libertarian...

With division at home, UK's Truss seeks to thaw EU relations

Oct. 06, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After an acrimonious divorce and years of bickering, Britain’s government looks like it wants to make up with the European Union. The tax-cutting economic plans of the country's new prime minister, Liz Truss, has her feuding at home with financial markets, the...

Today in History: October 1, Las Vegas shooting kills 58

Oct. 01, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2022. There are 91 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay casino hotel in Las Vegas on a crowd of 22,000...

UK Labour leader accuses government of trashing economy

Sep. 27, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party accused the governing Conservatives on Tuesday of losing control of the economy, and promised to take the U.K. out of an “endless cycle of crisis” if his party regains power after more than a decade. ...

Britain's Truss doesn't expect UK-US trade deal anytime soon

Sep. 20, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime Minister Liz Truss has kicked off her first visit to the United States as Britain’s leader with an admission that a U.K-U.S. free trade deal is not going to happen for years. Truss said a trans-Atlantic deal is not one of her priorities — a sharp contrast...